Film Score Monthly
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2016 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

This popped up in my Facebook feed, a new parody film starring a zillion Star Trek stars and guests—with music by Gerald Fried:

Tommy Morgan plays harmonica and Dave Grusin is in the orchestra on keyboards!


 Posted:   Jun 30, 2016 - 9:14 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

That looks wonderful - also its put Star Trek Beyond to shame - Rihanna? Please...

 Posted:   Jun 30, 2016 - 9:35 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

This IS awesome news! Hope his score isn't rejected! Is this film actually going to be released to THEATRES, or is it one of those netflix things?

 Posted:   Jun 30, 2016 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

The movie and Fried's music scoring was in the "news" a few months ago. I thought (or assumed) LLL was going to do the CD release.
The movie clips, and other behind-the-scenes news, makes this look more like direct to dvd or netflix. Or not even.

 Posted:   Jun 30, 2016 - 10:35 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Wonderful. Love, love, LOVE seeing a composer like Fried scoring a new film & his music sounds terrific.

I wish the idea of getting Fried to score a new film was part of a trend of indie filmmakers being more adventurous with the direction of music scores. I mean, imagine indie films with scores by Stu Phillips, Artie Butler, Charles Fox, Howard Blake, John Scott, Laurie Johnson... and more Fried scores too, of course.

 Posted:   Jul 1, 2016 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I remember when I found out about this in April. It was good news then, too.

It's his first film score since 1979. And his last TV movie was in 1988, if you want to count feature-length projects.

I hope and expect the obligitory "Amok Time" fight music homage that will undoubtedly be in there some place.

Speaking of a composer coming out of a long time of not scoring a project, Micheal J. Lewis is scoring the documentary ""Refugee: Eye of the Beautiful". On the production company's website the poster lists composed and conducted (maybe it's already recorded?). His first score since 1994.

 Posted:   Jul 1, 2016 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

It's sure nice to know a man of his years (88) can still get some work if he wants it.

Maybe Laurence Rosenthal doesn't know that the cut-off age maybe was last year (LR is 89), 'cause he still has representation! smile

Thanks for notifying us!

 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

This score has finally been released. Haven't found any clips online yet, but it's available for purchase or streaming on Amazon:

The snippet heard in this clip suggests that Fried was asked to take an approach akin to a 1960s television score, which sounds great to me:

 Posted:   Aug 6, 2020 - 1:50 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

How lovely! We've had all these major old-timers leaving us in the past months -- Mandel, Morricone, Bjerre, Goldenberg -- but Fried is still going strong at 92, knock on wood.

 Posted:   Aug 6, 2020 - 2:04 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

sorry wrong thread

 Posted:   Aug 6, 2020 - 3:52 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Delightful! Those photos of Gerald Fried with Tommy Morgan and Dave Grusin together are wonderful. The age total is, I think, 266. An inspiration to us all, not the fact that they have somehow "miraculously" avoided death, but rather that it looks like they have maintained that youthful enthusiasm, when others have become "dulled and prosaic with the poison of life" (H.P. "Barrel of Laughs" Lovecraft).

 Posted:   Aug 10, 2020 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

This is now available for streaming on YouTube.

It's an enjoyable retro score. Here are some selections:

 Posted:   Aug 11, 2020 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   CrazyQuark   (Member)

The score is really quite fun and engaging.

Just ignore the movie, unless you're prepared to watch one of the worst movies you'll ever see in your lifetime.

You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2020 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved...